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Mpox PCR

Category Virology
Test background

A nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of monkeypox virus in vesicle swabs

Clinical Indications

Detection of monkeypox virus by PCR in clinical samples, eg vesicular swabs or genital ulcers.

Reference range

Not detected or quantitative value

Sample & container required Yellow top swabs Cobas PCR media or viral transport media (VTM)
Sample volume 400 µL
Sample collection

Swab of lesion

Transport storage Room temperature
Turnaround time 3 days